Origin: ModL: so named (1828) by G. W. Osann, Estonian-Russian chemist who produced it in impure form < ML Ruthenia, Russia (source of the ore) + -ium
See ruthenium in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun Symbol Ru
Origin: From Medieval Latin Ruthenia, Russia
Origin: , from Ruthenī, Russians
Origin: , from Russian Rusin
Origin: , from Old Russian Rusĭ, Russian; see Russian.
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